Norton safe search is a tool that is installed in the web browser of an individual computer user. It lets a person know whether a website is safe before they click on it. This allows them to avoid websites that could be security threats, such as phishing, to their computer and personal data. Norton safe search is part of Symantec’s Norton security suite.

This free application can help users protect their online identity and stay away from harmful websites. It makes use of Norton Safe Web technology to evaluate websites according to their safety level and it also warns users about dangerous websites that may be made up of phishing scams and other high-risk infections. It is available as a browser add-on for Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.

It employs a combination of scan of data files that are based on signatures and behavioral detection as well as the ability to inspect and install websites. It also applies the recommendations of 20 million Norton Community Watch endpoints, which rate websites based on risk. It also has a crawler that analyzes websites on the Internet in real-time.

It is very easy to set up. A person needs to open a browser and then go to the extension manager to get started. Once he or she has completed that, he or will simply have to choose the Norton Safe Search option and it will appear in the results of a search.